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Finnester fuels activities at German speaking countries

29th Sep 2020

Finnester Coatings has strengthened its activities in German speaking countries, the D- A-CH region, comprising Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with Michael Effing, the CEO of AMAC. Finnester develops high-quality coatings and gelcoat for surface spread as well as flame and thermal insulation of composite solutions in different fields of industries.

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Bostik to open new industrial adhesives plant in Japan

28th Sep 2020

Bostik, the adhesive solutions segment of Arkema, has announced the start-up of a new world-scale industrial adhesives plant in Nara, Japan, within the Bostik-Nitta JV. Those new capacities will enable Bostik to serve its Japanese customers in the continuously growing markets of diapers, hygiene, packaging, labelling, transportation and electronics.

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Braskem commences commercial PP production in Texas

11th Sep 2020

Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, has successfully launched commercial production at its newest, world-class polypropylene (PP) production line located in La Porte, Texas. The new line further strengthens Braskem's position as North America's premier polypropylene producer.

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Scott Bader, SSC partner for high performance material

10th Sep 2020

Scott Bader and Structural Science Composites (SSC) have entered into a five-year partnership under which Structural Science Composites will be able to grow its business with a long-term consistent supply of high-performance material - Crestapol urethane acrylate resin - from Scott Bader. The material is used for producing composite covers and frames.

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American Elite Molding sets up company for PPE material

31st Aug 2020

American Elite Molding, America's leading manufacturer of cable ties, has established a new company to address the need for US-manufactured materials for personal protective equipment. The new company will begin production of melt blown polypropylene, the critical filter medium used in medical grade face masks and gowns, in early September 2020.

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DSM develops glass-filled PP pellet material

19th Aug 2020

Royal DSM, a science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has developed a new glass-filled polypropylene (PP) pellet material, especially for 3D printing, enabling easy and consistent production of structural and demanding applications using fused granulate fabrication technology. PP is the second most frequently used polymer...

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Suzano's Eucafluff qualifies for EU Ecolabel products

17th Aug 2020

Suzano's Eucafluff, made from eucalyptus trees planted on sustainably managed farms, has found place in the list of raw materials authorised to be used in disposable personal care products certified by the EU Ecolabel seal. The recognition is granted by European authorities to producers of finished goods that comply with high environmental standards.

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Scott Bader to participate in CHAMPION project

11th Aug 2020

Scott Bader has become one of 14 partners in the CHAMPION project - a research and innovation initiative focused on replacing conventional polymers with novel bio-based polymers for coatings, textiles, home care and structural adhesive applications. The project has been awarded Horizon 2020 BBI JU funding. Fourteen partners are from six European...

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Teijin Carbon Europe strengthens partnership with NCC

11th Aug 2020

Teijin Carbon Europe, the Teijin Group's carbon fibre business in Europe, is strengthening partnership with the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK with a view to support next generation aerospace manufacturing projects. It has upgraded to Tier 2 membership of NCC. Teijin will support NCC to advance its materials and manufacturing...

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